The 10 Kansas Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2021


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Kansas with the largest Native American population.

There are three major races in America that come to most of our minds right away:

  1. White
  2. Hispanic
  3. African American

But those are only the major races, there's a whole bunch of other races people are interested in knowing about.

And today, we are going to look at the percent of the population in Kansas that are Native American.

Native Americans are not a major portion of the current American Population, but they are still very important.

There are now over 2 million people who identify as Native American living in America, making up .65% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Native American population in Kansas is 19,236 - at 0.7% of the total population of Kansas.

So, what how does the Native American population stratify across Kansas? Which cities and towns in Kansas have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?

The 10 Cities In Kansas With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

  1. Coffeyville
  2. Eudora
  3. Paola
  4. Lawrence
  5. Arkansas City
  6. Park City
  7. Abilene
  8. Wellington
  9. Junction City
  10. Independence

Which city in Kansas had the largest Native American population?

Coffeyville took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Kansas for 2021. 5.93% of Coffeyville identify as Native American.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Kansas ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Native American, check out the best places to live in Kansas or the most diverse places in Kansas.

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Cities In Kansas With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

Coffeyville, KS

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 9,457
% Native American: 5.93%
# Of Native American Residents: 561
Percent Change Since 2010: 122.62%
More on Coffeyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Eudora, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,602
% Native American: 2.95%
# Of Native American Residents: 195
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.34%
More on Eudora: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Paola, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,611
% Native American: 2.76%
# Of Native American Residents: 155
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Paola: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lawrence, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 96,369
% Native American: 2.4%
# Of Native American Residents: 2,314
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.09%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Arkansas City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,868
% Native American: 1.64%
# Of Native American Residents: 195
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.12%
More on Arkansas City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,138
% Native American: 1.61%
# Of Native American Residents: 131
Percent Change Since 2010: 204.65%
More on Park City: Real Estate | Data

Abilene, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,362
% Native American: 1.52%
# Of Native American Residents: 97
Percent Change Since 2010: 304.17%
More on Abilene: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wellington, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,788
% Native American: 1.52%
# Of Native American Residents: 118
Percent Change Since 2010: 136.0%
More on Wellington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Junction City, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 23,104
% Native American: 1.39%
# Of Native American Residents: 320
Percent Change Since 2010: 65.8%
More on Junction City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Independence, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,698
% Native American: 1.35%
# Of Native American Residents: 117
Percent Change Since 2010: 120.75%
More on Independence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Kansas With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across Kansas.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as American Indian and Alaska Native alone.

We limited our analysis to places with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 58 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 5.93% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of American Indian and Alaska Native population with a higher score being more American Indian and Alaska Native than a lower score. Coffeyville took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Colby was the least Native American city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Kansas ranked by population of American Indian and Alaska Native residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Native American Populations Across Kansas

If you're looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across Kansas according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Kansas:

  1. Colby
  2. Concordia
  3. Ulysses

For more Kansas reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Kansas?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Coffeyville 5.93% 9,457
2 Eudora 2.95% 6,602
3 Paola 2.76% 5,611
4 Lawrence 2.4% 96,369
5 Arkansas City 1.64% 11,868
6 Park City 1.61% 8,138
7 Abilene 1.52% 6,362
8 Wellington 1.52% 7,788
9 Junction City 1.39% 23,104
10 Independence 1.35% 8,698
11 Augusta 1.28% 9,368
12 El Dorado 0.93% 12,988
13 Topeka 0.9% 126,397
14 Haysville 0.71% 11,132
15 Hutchinson 0.7% 40,914
16 Andover 0.7% 13,062
17 Great Bend 0.69% 15,358
18 Mcpherson 0.64% 13,054
19 Liberal 0.63% 19,731
20 Winfield 0.62% 12,085
21 Derby 0.61% 24,067
22 Wichita 0.59% 389,877
23 Pittsburg 0.58% 20,171
24 Parsons 0.53% 9,736
25 Bonner Springs 0.51% 7,782
26 Mission 0.48% 9,523
27 Leavenworth 0.45% 36,064
28 Salina 0.45% 46,998
29 Chanute 0.4% 9,102
30 Manhattan 0.37% 55,290
31 Dodge City 0.36% 27,555
32 Ottawa 0.35% 12,260
33 Emporia 0.32% 24,607
34 Bel Aire 0.32% 7,858
35 Iola 0.32% 5,351
36 Atchison 0.31% 10,598
37 Gardner 0.31% 21,528
38 Kansas City 0.3% 152,522
39 Lenexa 0.29% 54,011
40 Lansing 0.29% 11,900
41 Hays 0.28% 20,899
42 Garden City 0.24% 26,647
43 Overland Park 0.24% 191,011
44 Mulvane 0.2% 6,045
45 Fort Scott 0.19% 7,742
46 Roeland Park 0.19% 6,769
47 Olathe 0.17% 137,618
48 Prairie Village 0.13% 22,170
49 Valley Center 0.1% 7,176
50 Shawnee 0.06% 65,540
51 Leawood 0.01% 34,670
52 Merriam 0.0% 11,185
53 Pratt 0.0% 6,703
54 Newton 0.0% 18,877
55 De Soto 0.0% 6,254
56 Ulysses 0.0% 5,712
57 Concordia 0.0% 5,070
58 Colby 0.0% 5,473

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